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COURTESY RICK FRIED
                                Susie and Rick Fried had a funny encounter with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, while skiing recently.
Rearview: Picking up the pieces from unused stories

Every now and then I find myself with interesting tidbits that didn’t fit into a previous column or are too short to take up a column of their own. Here are several “leftovers” from the past few months. Read more

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                                From 1941 to 1959, Sears occupied this spot on Beretania Street near Kalakaua Avenue. It later became the police station.
Rearview: Sears, Ala Moana and peanuts ­ ­— an unlikely combination

An anonymous reader asked me a curious question recently. He heard that the general manager of Sears in 1959 would not agree to move from its Beretania Street location to the new Ala Moana Center unless it could bring a vendor everyone called “the peanut lady” with it. Was it true? he wanted to know. Read more

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2009
                                “Hawaii’s Fresh Express” flew baked goods to neighbor islands. The Aloha Air Cargo plane sported red-and-yellow Love’s Bakery logos.
Rearview: Patrons express their love for departing Love’s Bakery

Love’s Bakery announced it is closing later this month after 170 years in business. The bakery operated under the reigns of six royal monarchs, the provisional government, the republic of Hawaii, 12 territorial governors and eight state governors. Read more


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